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UTSA community invited to Homecoming Pep Rally Oct. 23 at Downtown Campus

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(Oct. 22, 2013) -- The UTSA Downtown Campus will host its inaugural Homecoming Pep Rally at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Bill Miller Plaza. The free and public event is part of UTSA Homecoming Week, Oct. 20-26.

The UTSA Downtown Campus will be showered in blue and orange in show of solidarity for the Roadrunners' big game against the University of Alabama–Birmingham (UAB). The entire UTSA community is invited to "Pack the Plaza" as a sign of spirit and support for 2013 Roadrunner Football.

"The Homecoming Pep Rally is a wonderful way for the community to experience the real spirit and pride throughout the UTSA campuses," said Keith Pilger, coordinator of student activities at the UTSA Downtown Campus. "We invite all Roadrunners to attend and support the efforts of our football team as they face off against the UAB Blazers this Saturday."

Joe Reinagel, KENS TV sports director, will be the master of ceremonies for the event. Head Football Coach Larry Coker, now in his third season as coach of the UTSA football program, UTSA Director of Athletics Lynn Hickey and players from the 2013 Roadrunners football team will offer brief remarks.

Additionally, the UTSA Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band will perform the UTSA Fight Song and other selections for attendees. The UTSA cheerleaders and Rowdy will lead the crowd in cheers supporting the players.

Following the rally, student organizations will participate in the inaugural "Spirit Lighting -- How Do You Shine at UTSA?" tree-lighting competition. Each organization will decorate and light up one of 12 trees in Bill Miller Plaza using orange and blue LED lights to symbolize their UTSA spirit.

Since 1985, UTSA Homecoming has given past and present Roadrunners the opportunity to celebrate UTSA's growth as a university, connect with fellow UTSA supporters and take part in time-honored traditions.

For the complete list of events, traditions and history, visit the UTSA Homecoming 2013 website.

For more information about the Homecoming Pep Rally at the UTSA Downtown Campus, contact Keith Pilger at 210-458-2836.



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UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at the UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night 2015

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute invites you to Take Back the Night, an international initiative to raise awareness and empower survivors while educating allies through a march, poetry, and testimonios. This is a gender-inclusive movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Phi Kappa Phi Last Lecture

What would Dr. John Bartkowski say if it were his last lecture? The UTSA professor of sociology will speak about “The Power of Listening” in this annual event sponsored by the UTSA chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. A reception will follow.
Denman Room (UC 2.201.28), Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.15-18), Main Campus

Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

White Bound: Nationalists, Anti-Racists and the Shared Meanings of Race

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with Dr. Matthew Hughey, a scholar of race, racism and racial inequality.
Buena Vista Building (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

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